Recent College Grads Say Loans Driving Careers

Money can buy happiness, at least when you are a college student looking for your first job, according to a recent survey.

Some 50 percent of college students say they would be more likely to accept a job that offers higher pay but less career satisfaction in order to pay off their student loans, according to a report by Boston student career networking service firm Experience Inc. But only 40 percent of recent grads said they actually took a higher pay, lower satisfaction job.

The mountain of debt the average college student graduates with is making them reconsider their career path in school. Some 27 percent of college students said student loans are affecting their decisions to pursue particular careers, and 47 percent of recent grads say their career pursuits are influenced by loan payments. Read full story.

(Jacksonville Business Journal)

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